Carlos Campo, the former president of Regent University, will step into an expanded role within the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference to oversee the organization's entire education initiatives.
Campo, who has partnered with the NHCLC to host an annual Hispanic Education Summit since 2010, will lead educational projects to benefit the Hispanic Christian community, all while continuing to serve as chair of the Alliance for Hispanic Education.
"It has been a privilege to work closely with the National Hispanic Leadership Conference over the last four years," Campo said in a statement. "I am honored to expand my role as we work to help ensure the educational success of Hispanic evangelical students across our nation."
A part of Campo's work will include providing guidance for the NHCLC's three educational focus areas, as well as represent the organization as spokesman for education matters.
"Campo brings tremendous experience, integrity and leadership to his new role in guiding the NHCLC's education initiatives," Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the NHCLC, said in a statement. "Campo's increased involvement will expand our impact and broaden the reach of our mission. I'm personally delighted to work alongside Campo to help Latino Evangelicals pursue educational equity and biblical justice."
Education is a part of the NHCLC's seven target areas, which Campo will help spearhead to implement the Hispanic Education Summit, the Raising the Standards project and the Faith & Education Coalition. All projects will be designed to draw attention to Evangelicals and Latino students who are committed to improving educational equity.
"We believe that the Project FE initiative will highlight the critical intersection of faith and education for Hispanic families, as we develop and share valuable resources designed to better prepare Hispanic students for educational success, challenge Hispanic churches to elevate the place of education in their congregations' discourse, and bridge the achievement gap as we 'love the Lord our God with all our minds.' We also hope to expand our network of educational partners, and clarify the needs of the Hispanic community to educational leaders in the U.S.," said Campo.
Campo resigned as president of Regent University last September after succeeding televangelist Pat Robertson in 2010.